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Eugene Agichtein
Associate Professor
Computer Science & Informatics
Mathematics & Computer Science Department,   Emory University
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E-mail: eugene
at mathcs dot emory dot edu
Telephone: (404) 727-7962  Fax: (404) 727-5611
E500 (5th floor), Emerson Hall
Mailing Address:

Eugene Agichtein
Math & CS Department, Emory University
400 Dowman Drive, Suite W401
Atlanta, Georgia    30322,  USA
  • Interested in doing research in the Emory IR Lab?: Looking for great Ph.D. students to work on Web search, text and data mining, automated question answering projects.
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  • Research
    I lead the Emory Intelligent Information Access Lab (IRLab). We work on information retrieval and text and data mining:
  • web search and information retrieval, focus on search behavior
  • social media analysis, and online social interactions, computational social science
  • text mining and information extraction, question answering
  • medical applications: early detection of Alzheimer's disease, clinical decision support

    Students and Researchers:

  • Teaching
    Spring 2016
    CS325: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    CS572:: Introduction to Information Retrieval

    CS 190 - CS 190 - The Web: Concepts and Technologies: Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2013
    CS 370 - Software Engineering Practicum: Spring 2012, Spring 2013
    CS 170 - Introduction to Computer Science I: Fall 2009, Fall 2010
    CS 171
    - Introduction to Computer Science II: Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Fall 2011
    CS 730 - Topics in Text Mining for Social Media and Collaboratively Generated Content: Fall 2010
    CS 571 - Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Text Mining: Fall 2007
    CS 572 - Information Retrieval and Web Search: Fall 2006, Fall 2008, Spring 2010
    Sept 2009: RuSSIR'09 mini-course on Modeling Searcher Behavior
    Recent Professional Service
      Editorial Board: Journal of Information Retrieval (JIR)
    Area Chair: SIGIR Conf. on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2008-2013).
    Area Chair: International Conference on World Wide Web, Behavioral Analysis and Personalization (WWW 2013)
    Senior PC/Area Chair: AAAI Conference on Web Logs and Social Media (ICWSM 2013).
    Senior PC/Area Chair: Conference on Empirical Methods for Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2012).
    Selected Publications
      Web search: intent inference and user behavior modeling
    Beyond Dwell Time: Estimating Document Relevance from Cursor Movements and other Searcher Behavior in [WWW 2012]
    Find It If You Can: Modeling Web Search Success Using Interaction Data in [SIGIR 2011] best paper award
    Ready to Buy or Just Browsing? Detecting Web Searcher Goals from Interaction Data in [SIGIR 2010]
    Towards Predicting Web Searcher Gaze Position from Mouse Movements in [CHI 2010]
    Improving Web Search Ranking by Incorporating User Behavior Information in [SIGIR 2006]
    Learning User Interaction Models for Predicting Web Search Result Preferences in [SIGIR 2006]

      Mining and searching social media/collaboratively generated content
    A Word at a Time: Computing Word Relatedness using Temporal Semantic Analysis [WWW 2011]
    Using the past to score the present: Extending Term Weighting Models with Revision History Analysis [CIKM 2010]
    Learning to Recognize Reliable Users and Content in Social Media with Coupled Mutual Reinforcement [WWW 2009]
    Predicting Information Seeker Satisfaction in Community Question Answering [SIGIR 2008]
    Finding the Right Facts in the Crowd: Factoid Question Answering over Social Media
    [WWW 2008]
    Finding High Quality Content in Social Media [WSDM 2008]
      Information extraction and text mining
    SIGKDD invited webcast: Towards Web-Scale Information Extraction (webcast recording here), March 2007
        based in part on our KDD 2006 Tutorial on Scalable Information Extraction and Integration

    Snowball: Extracting Relations from Large Plain-Text Collections [ACM DL 2000]
    Querying Text Databases for Efficient Information Extraction  [ICDE 2003] best student paper award
    Mining Reference Tables for Automatic Text Segmentation, [KDD 2004]
    To Search or to Crawl: Towards a Query Optimizer for Text-Centric Tasks [SIGMOD 2006] best paper award
    Biographical Sketch
    Eugene Agichtein is an Associate Professor in the Math and Computer Science department at Emory University, and is on the core faculty of the Emory Biomedical Informatics program. Dr. Agichtein founded and leads the Emory Intelligent Information Access Laboratory (IR Lab). Eugene's general research interests are in web search and information retrieval, text and data mining, and human-computer interaction, with a key focus on medical informatics and social media applications. Eugene received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Engineering from The Cooper Union. Eugene is a Sloan Research Fellow, a member of the DARPA Computer Science Study Group, and a recipient of four best paper awards, most recently at the SIGIR 2011 and WSDM 2014 conferences. His work has been supported by grants from DARPA, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation, and by gifts from Cisco, Google, HP Labs, Microsoft, Motorola, the Sloan Foundation, and Yahoo! Labs.

    Personal and Miscelanious

    I am an avid runner. I have ran Boston, New York, Virginia Beach, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Tiberias, Georgia, and Atlanta marathons, and of course the Atlanta's famous Peachtree road race.

    Last updated: November 2015